Christianity’s uniqueness, in comparison to other religions, is based upon its great and substantial differences from them. Some differences are the following:
The founder: In non-Christian religions, the founder is usually a human being without a divine prestige, or who is based upon an impersonal tradition. In Christianity, the founder is God whose reflection is Jesus Christ. God became a human being in order that human beings could become God.
Redemption: There is no redeemer in other religions. In other religions, redemption is a search and nostalgia of the soul, which is not fulfilled. They promise to offer the redemption without being able to offer it. In Christianity, one can find true redemption in the Face of Christ. Christ is the World’s Redeemer, thanks to his hypostatic union. Jesus Christ is both God and human being. He is both perfectly divine and perfectly human. So human being is once again in full communion with God and, therefore, one finds true redemption.
Durability: The teaching of Christianity is the only one that is preserved while bring incorruptible, unalterable and alive without being influenced throughout the centuries. This is happening because it is the only one that offers the true knowledge of God. In non-Christian religions, people do not know the true God, but they hanker for Him. Therefore, they are influenced with the passing of time, and are usually adapted to serve the present needs of their followers.
The manifestation of love: In Christianity, love manifests itself without distinction towards all people, either friends or enemies. In other religions, there is no word to describe the notion of love, or, if it exists, it is visible only to certain persons.
Saints: In other religions, there are no saints. In some religions, there are some people with particular virtues and kindness. Nevertheless, they do not have saints. In Christianity, dozens of people were inspired by the divine splendor of Christ and, after having achieved high levels of spirituality, they were recognized as a saint.
Worship: In Christianity, worship is spiritual and the soul communicates with God. In other religions, worship is material and is carried out with external rites, such as animal sacrifice etc.
The Holy Trinity: In non-Christian religions, there is the belief in the existence of only one god (known as monotheism) or in multiple deities (known as polytheism), because they imagined the divine truth, in this way, through the human mind. In Christianity there is the revelation of God, God is one God, but three coeternal consubstantial persons or hypostases—the Father, the Son (Jesus Christ), and the Holy Spirit—as “one God in three Divine Persons”.
*The article was originally published in Greek in ikivotos.gr